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Setting up 100 Subdomains on Wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nam6641, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. nam6641

    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    if i have a site, let's say jones.com (not mine, just used an an example)... and i want to setup 100 subdomains, so:

    tom.jones.com
    jerry.jones.com
    ron.jones.com
    etc...

    is it possible to have one main install of wordpress, but then have one of the pages on each subdomain? or any workaround for this? i want to get the keyword SEOjuice from having the keywords in the URL. (no, i dont want jones.com/jerry)
     
  2. Biscut

    Biscut Regular Member

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    I don't believe it can be set up that way. A subdomain acts as domain itself so each subdomain would need it's own install. I could be wrong but that's been my experience.

    Then again this is BHW so someone here may be able to create a workaround.
     
  3. BigLarry

    BigLarry Regular Member

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    Just a thought, perhaps if you set up wildcard subdomains on your hosting you could then use a variety of ways to get each subdomain to the single page you want plus you wouldn't have to have the pain of setting up all the subdomains.

    Not the best way but you could then use RewriteCond in your htaccess file to direct the user to the page you want.

    Pseudo code would be:

    As I'm new here I can't post the code as it contains links, but I'm sure you can figure it.

    Obviously you'd have to create lots of entries in your htaccess or move to a slightly more complicated database method of delivering the content.

    Larry.
     
  4. blackhatdavid

    blackhatdavid Regular Member

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    Starting with rel 3.0 of WP, it now support "multi-user". WordPress Multi-User (WPMU) used to be a separate product. Support for a WPMU environment has been included in the regular WP now. WPMU allows you to have multiple WP sites on one installation. I am uncertain if these "sites" are sub-directories or subdomains. I believe that I read that it can be set up either way.

    This should give you some direction. Research WPMU install and setup. You should find what you are looking for.
     
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  5. JenniferMartin

    JenniferMartin Regular Member

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    WPMU will fulfill your requirements
     
  6. theromfinder

    theromfinder Registered Member

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    these are really helpful subdomain tutorials!!
     
  7. trungdeplao

    trungdeplao Junior Member

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    quite possible with WP MU or with wp version 3.0 or above, you just have to enable it...just add a small php code
     
  8. gapster

    gapster Registered Member

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    As mentioned above, WP Multi User will acccomplish this for you. You will need to enable wildcard DNS (as in *.main domain) at the addon domains panel, and then in the WP dashboard (user or tools menu as I recall). I had 2 of these running fine on HG hosting with WP 3, and straight WPmu before the new releases. Also once ran a WP central blog with html subdomains, and just built links between each. The MU option is more secure and quick if you shop the MU plugins (the support forum sucks though) and do some trial and error.

    The biggest problems will come in balancing the links to the central site (if that is your money site), since the central site will give up link juice to all the subs, and can actually be considered a link farm in the SE eyes, with related penalties in PR. (that is why I went back to domain/category structure) It can be done and produce, but each sub will need to develope and hold it's rank and traffic independent, without killing the main as a link farm.
     
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  9. photoads

    photoads Regular Member

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  10. hellsbells

    hellsbells Newbie

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    If you go into your control panel ,into sub domains and set a wildcard as *

    this will allow you to have as many sub domains as you like under your main domain.


    Hope this helps.
     
  11. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    check this

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network